Winter is the time to celebrate all things snow, ice, and cold. We came up with this fun mixed-media snowflake craft that celebrates snow and uses black glue at the same time.
The kids had a blast making this open-ended art activity, and the projects turned out so pretty, we used them to decorate our house for winter. These would make lovely classroom display pieces before winter is over!
If you love black glue crafts, don’t miss out on this fun black glue snowflake art! It’s the perfect open-ended winter art activity.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THE BLACK GLUE SNOWFLAKE CRAFT
This art project takes place over two sessions. If you’re having trouble finding black glue, you can add black food coloring to regular white school glue to transform it into black glue. This works better with a half-full bottle rather than a new bottle.
Give each child a piece of cardstock paper and some watercolor paints. For our activity, the kids were told to paint a winter scene, but not given any other restrictions other than they had to use black glue somewhere.
The kids painted the background a mixture of purples and blues. Let the paint dry.
Instruct the kids to add glue to the paper to make their winter scenes. We did a combination of clear glue and black glue. The kids made snowflakes from the black glue and used the clear glue for an abstract swirling design.
Sprinkle glitter onto the clear glue, but try to avoid the black glue (or you can glitter before putting the black glue snowflakes on).
If your kiddos are having trouble making snowflakes, use our pictures as a guide.
Let the glue dry completely before letting the kids take the project anywhere.
Planning for a Winter Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!
We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your WINTER THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below: